Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — An encounter has started between militants and government forces in Cheyan Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Cheyan Devsar.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about the exchange of firing between the militants and security forces.

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As per the sources, two militants are believed to be trapped.

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